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Great outing

Take the kids or out of town friends. 30 minutes hike to tower and then the climb. Reward is the... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
New York City, New York
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not the place for someone who is afraid of heights

Getting to the Fire Tower is a feat on it's own. Depending on which trail you take, the climb can... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
new york
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21 Mar 2018
“Great outing”
18 Jun 2017
“Nice view, confusing trail”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Take the kids or out of town friends. 30 minutes hike to tower and then the climb. Reward is the view. Advise not to go in windy or rainy day.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ritz1165
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We used an old version of "50 Hikes in the Hudson Valley" to find this place. The book didn't do a great job with directions, not the park's fault. However, once we got to the loop to the fire tower, the trail blazes were missing...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Getting to the Fire Tower is a feat on it's own. Depending on which trail you take, the climb can be very steep with challenging footing. It's beautiful once you get up there. You can see for forever!

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank quipsmom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is a bit of a hike up to the tower but, once you get there, the view is easily worth it. Make sure you bring your camer and a pair of binoculars. The best time to go up is in the fall when you...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank brucek916
Reviewed 12 April 2016

If you have 90 minutes or so to spare and are in shape for a short, strenuous hike, I would recommend Stissing Mountain, just outside of Pine Plains, NY. The fire tower is quite tall, so it may not be for everyone, and there might...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank ADKMtnFred K
Reviewed 13 January 2016

This fire observation tower on top of Stissing Mountain was constructed in the 1930s. It has been transferred from the State to a local not for profit Friends of Stissing Landmarks (FOSL) who maintain it for public use. Stissing Mt rises 1000' above the surrounding...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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